Incised Halberd Fern
Tectaria incisa

Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Tectaria (tek-TAIR-ee-a) (Info)
Species: incisa (in-KYE-suh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Feb 11, 2005, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Incised Halberd Fern (Tectaria incisa) is a Category One Invasive by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) for southern Florida. This species has escaped and aggressively spread into natural areas in southeastern Florida (Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, zones 9b through 11) from gardens and discarded compost waste, pushing out native species. This species has many synonyms that can be confusing, including Aspidium bifidum C.Presl, Aspidium expansum (Poir.)Desv., Aspidium incisum (Cav.)Sw., Aspidium longifolium Desv., Aspidium macrophyllum Rudolphi, Aspidium macrophyllum Rudolphi var. pittieri H.Christ, Aspidium martinicense Spreng., Bathmium macrophyllum Link, Bathmium martinicense (Spreng.)Nakai, Cardiochlaena macrophylla Fe, Dryopteris martinicensis (Spreng.)Kuntze, Dr... read more